Rockhopper Exploration plc (AIM: RKH), the oil and gas exploration and production company with key interests in the North Falkland Basin, announces that on 14 January 2020 a total of 285,00 ordinary shares of £0.01 each in the Company (“Shares”) were purchased by certain Directors as follows: 

Director

Price (pence)

Number of shares purchased

Total number of shares held following purchases

% of issued share capital following purchases

Sam Moody (CEO)

£0.1945

125,000

2,528,865

0.55

Keith Lough (Chairman)

£0.1924

80,000

80,000

0.02

Stewart MacDonald (CFO)

£0.1924

80,000

405,532

0.09

 Set out below is the information required by Article 19(3) of the EU Market Abuse Regulation No 596/2014 in relation to the acquisition of Shares by certain Directors in their capacity as persons discharging managerial responsibilities (PDMRs): 

1

Details of the person discharging managerial responsibilities/person closely associated

a)

Name

 Samuel Moody

2

Reason for the notification

a)

Position/status

Chief Executive Officer

b)

Initial notification/Amendment

Initial notification

3

Details of the issuer, emission allowance market participant, auction platform, auctioneer or auction monitor

a)

Name

Rockhopper Exploration plc

b)

LEI

213800IPXW6XRLVCL581

4

Details of the transaction(s): section to be repeated for (i) each type of instrument; (ii) each type of transaction; (iii) each date; and (iv) each place where transactions have been conducted

a)

Description of the financial instrument, type of instrument

 

Identification code

Ordinary Shares of 1 pence each

 

 

GB00BOFVQX23

b)

Nature of the transaction

Acquisition of Shares 

c)

Price(s) and volume(s)

 

Date of transaction: 14 January 2020

Price: £0.1945

Volume: 125,000

d)

Aggregated information

 

Date of transaction: 14 January 2020

Aggregated volume: 125,000

Price: £24,312.50

e)

Date of the transaction

14 January 2020

f)

Place of the transaction

London Stock Exchange (XLON)

1

Details of the person discharging managerial responsibilities/person closely associated

a)

Name

 Keith Lough

2

Reason for the notification

a)

Position/status

Chairman

b)

Initial notification/Amendment

Initial notification

3

Details of the issuer, emission allowance market participant, auction platform, auctioneer or auction monitor

a)

Name

Rockhopper Exploration plc

b)

LEI

213800IPXW6XRLVCL581

4

Details of the transaction(s): section to be repeated for (i) each type of instrument; (ii) each type of transaction; (iii) each date; and (iv) each place where transactions have been conducted

a)

Description of the financial instrument, type of instrument

 

Identification code

Ordinary Shares of 1 pence each

 

 

GB00BOFVQX23

b)

Nature of the transaction

Acquisition of Shares 

c)

Price(s) and volume(s)

 

Date of transaction: 14 January 2020

Price: £0.1924

Volume: 80,000

d)

Aggregated information

 

Date of transaction: 14 January 2020

Aggregated volume: 80,000

Price: £15,393.36

e)

Date of the transaction

14 January 2020

f)

Place of the transaction

London Stock Exchange (XLON)

 

1

Details of the person discharging managerial responsibilities/person closely associated

a)

Name

 Stewart MacDonald

2

Reason for the notification

a)

Position/status

Chief Financial Officer

b)

Initial notification/Amendment

Initial notification

3

Details of the issuer, emission allowance market participant, auction platform, auctioneer or auction monitor

a)

Name

Rockhopper Exploration plc

b)

LEI

213800IPXW6XRLVCL581

4

Details of the transaction(s): section to be repeated for (i) each type of instrument; (ii) each type of transaction; (iii) each date; and (iv) each place where transactions have been conducted

a)

Description of the financial instrument, type of instrument

 

Identification code

Ordinary Shares of 1 pence each

 

 

GB00BOFVQX23

b)

Nature of the transaction

Acquisition of Shares 

c)

Price(s) and volume(s)

 

Date of transaction: 14 January 2020

Price: £0.1924

Volume: 80,000

d)

Aggregated information

 

Date of transaction: 14 January 2020

Aggregated volume: 80,000

Price: £15,393.36

e)

Date of the transaction

14 January 2020

f)

Place of the transaction

London Stock Exchange (XLON)

Enquiries:

 Rockhopper Exploration plc

Jan Davies, Company Secretary
Tel. +44 (0) 20 7390 0230 (via Vigo Communications)

Canaccord Genuity Limited (NOMAD and Joint Broker)

Henry Fitzgerald-O’Connor/James Asensio
Tel. +44 (0) 20 7523 8000

Peel Hunt LLP (Joint Broker)

Richard Crichton
Tel. +44 (0) 20 7418 8900

 Vigo Communications

Patrick d’Ancona/Ben Simons
Tel. +44 (0) 20 7390 0234

 

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